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Provencal style with English edge: Folc wine's new design

Creative Boom

Created to rival wines made in Provence, Folc's new bottle and brand design is a combination of "fitting in and standing out". Historically, the UK has not been renowned for its winemaking, thanks to its colder climate creating less-than-ideal grape-growing conditions. But husband-and-wife duo Elisha and Tom Cannon didn't let the weather get them down and set out to create a rosé to rival those made in Provence.

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Some of these cancelled animated films could have been amazing

Creative Bloq

Inspiring artwork from unfinished Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks movies has been preserved in a free book.

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Limited palettes and forms define Molly McCammon's style, but there's no limit to this new illustrator's potential

Creative Boom

A double-page spread created for Red Bull's Carpe Diem magazine. Just two years into her career, Scottish illustrator Molly McCammon has established a calm, sophisticated style which is impressing clients from around the world. When you're a young creative, stepping away from something you trained hard to do can be daunting. But it's a leap Molly McCammon took two years ago, and it has paid off in spades.

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Celebrating Web Design: Future London Academy’s UX & Product Design Week

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Celebrating Web Design: Future London Academy’s UX & Product Design Week abduzeedo 0708—24 Discover Future London Academy’s UX & Product Design Week with a creative web design inspired by London’s landmarks. Future London Academy is gearing up for its UX & Product Design Week, and their design team has outdone themselves with a captivating landing page.

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Let's Talk Trends: Designing for Maximum Impact

Speaker: Amber Asay, Creative Director and Founder of award-winning design studio Nice People

Understanding what trends are happening and how they’re impacting the competitive landscape is crucial to providing top dollar design strategy to your clients. With so many trends coming and going, it can be overwhelming to determine which ones you should capitalize on and which ones might not be worth the trouble. In this exclusive webinar with Amber Asay, we’ll explore graphic design trends that need to die, trends that are starting to pick up and why, trends that have come and gone, and how t

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Knoll Revives Bauhaus-Era Icons for a Bold New Look

Design Milk

Time to save up your pretty pennies – your favorite Bauhaus classics just got a stunning makeover. Knoll has just launched three ultra-matte finishes – white, black, and an archival dark red – across four of its collections designed by two iconic greats: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer. In these new colorways, the reimagined pieces make a new, bold statement with the same innovative spirit of the Bauhaus era.

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Rajesh Vora Photographs the Unique Punjabi Tradition of Adorning Homes with Sculptural Water Tanks

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Rajesh Vora. Uppal Bhupa Village, Jalandhar District, Punjab, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist and PHOTOINK Visit the rural villages of Doaba, in India’s Punjab state, and you’ll likely encounter enormous sculptures of airplanes, tanks, and soccer players perched atop homes. The regional custom began in the late 1970s with Indian citizens who had immigrated to other parts of the world but kept residences in their native country.

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Sociotype Journal Issue #3: Typography and Editorial Design

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Sociotype Journal Issue #3: Typography and Editorial Design abduzeedo 0708—24 Explore Sociotype Journal Issue #3, “Home,” showcasing exceptional typography and editorial design for readers and designers alike. Sociotype Journal Issue #3, themed “Home,” offers a profound exploration of what home means, while simultaneously serving as a showcase of exemplary typography and editorial design.

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Henning Larsen

Communication Arts

The curiosity that fuels this Danish architectural design firm inspired the orderly messy design of its site by Bold Scandinavia.

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Essential Tips for Creating a High-Impact Website for Your Business

Design Beep

In today’s digital age, a website is the cornerstone of your business’s online presence. It’s more than just a digital brochure; it’s a dynamic platform where customers interact with your brand, learn about your offerings, and form lasting impressions. Creating the best website for your business involves strategic planning, high-quality design, and seamless functionality.

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The new Deadpool & Wolverine film posters are my favourite yet

Creative Bloq

Comic book illustration gets a Thai-style twist.

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The Democratization of Design: Giving Creators & Marketers the Tools to Succeed

Brands must create and share impactful content to thrive, but they have less people, tighter budgets, and fewer resources to do so. Learn how to publish and market digital content with the same professionalism as organizations with million-dollar budgets.

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Sony Music Benelux Rebranding: Crafting a New Visual Identity

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Sony Music Benelux Rebranding: Crafting a New Visual Identity abduzeedo 0708—24 Discover the new branding and visual identity for Sony Music Benelux, designed by Celis X Joeri. Sony Music Benelux has unveiled a stunning rebrand, crafted by the dynamic duo Celis Jansen and Joeri Worm. Known for their innovative approach to branding, Celis X Joeri has developed a new brand strategy, creative direction, and identity that aligns perfectly with Sony Music’s vision of the Power of Attention.

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"I start every morning with an energy check": a day in the life of Niceshit Studio's Carmen Angelillo

Creative Bloq

Why Carmen believes working with your body and emotions is key.

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From Visualization to Execution: Exploring Our Strengths as Designers

Speaker: Sean Adams, ArtCenter College of Design

Thomas Edison once said “Vision without execution is hallucination.” This statement applies not just to invention, but to graphic design. One of the greatest strengths of graphic designers is the ability to first develop a concept and then execute it to make it real. From visualization and ideation all the way through to actuation and execution, each step of this process takes skill and expertise.

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Accuracy of temperature forecasts where you live

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You’ve probably noticed that the weather forecast can change a lot for predictions many days out. The amount of fluctuation changes depending on where you live. For the Washington Post, Niko Kommenda and Harry Stevens discuss why that is (hint: oceans) with a map and a searchable chart to see your city. Estimates were compiled by the Meteorological Development Laboratory using data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

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The LIGRE youn Brews up a Quietly Rebellious Design

Design Milk

Designed by industrial studio Relvãokellermann, the LIGRE youn portafilter espresso machine doesn’t look like the part of a rebellious design. But in fact, the minimalist machine is intended as a direct response to both an icon and the status quo it helped shape. Where most high-end espresso machines borrow heavily from the muscular and mechanical Faema E61 designed by Carlo Ernesto Valente in 1961, the German studio’s efforts have produced something more minimalist, monolithic, and

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Rethinking Creative Workflows: Increasing Efficiency in the Design Process

As the design industry evolves, teams are facing new challenges and a need to produce more outstanding creative work than ever. Leaders must learn how to adapt their processes to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—unique design challenges. In this e-book, you’ll learn how to establish your creative workflow and leverage the power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite to streamline the entire design process, from start to finish.

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The Fight Back faces domestic violence head on – in the ring

Its Nice That

Darklight documents the journey of ten women in a boxing programme for the fight against domestic violence, in collaboration with photographer Rebecca Naen.

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30+ Best B2B SaaS Marketing Tools: Supercharging Growth

Inkbot Design

30+ Best B2B SaaS Marketing Tools: Supercharging Growth B2B SaaS marketers are like explorers of today. They are looking for something other than new territories but for leads, conversions and growth. Their guide? A continuously growing software solution set. But there’s a catch: how do you differentiate yourself in a universe where everyone possesses identical instruments?

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Elizabeth Goodspeed on our current obsession with food in advertising and fashion

Its Nice That

From solid bricks of butter to heirloom tomatoes, food is regularly cropping up in creative work. Our US editor-at-large investigates why we’re overwhelmed with produce and what it says about our current cultural moment.

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Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Video Production Company

Inkbot Design

Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Video Production Company Hiring a video company for marketing is a wise choice that can boost your brand's exposure and involvement. Think of glossy, polished videos that tell your brand's tale and capture viewer focus easily. From lifting conversion rates to enhancing your SEO approach, a video's active and engaging character can turn your marketing into an effective results-generating machine.

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Creative Insights: Data-Backed Trends to Help You Design Successful Content

In today’s competitive markets, how do you make sure that your content not only stands out but performs well? How can you predict whether certain design choices will result in clicks, engagement, downloads, and other drivers of ROI? Shutterstock’s Creative Insights Report (Q3) is your window into the hottest trends that are transforming the creative world.

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Bianca Forischi’s work might be excessive and imperfect – but that’s what makes it so good

Its Nice That

With saturated colours, spontaneity and a sprinkling of humour, this creative is on a mission to capture the energy of Latin American vernacular design.

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Thirteen Prodigious Sculptures Nestle Among the Trees in ‘La Forêt Monumentale’

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Olivier Thomas, “Cathedral of Green.” Photos © Alan Aubry, shared with permission Along the Seine in the thicket of Roumare Forest, an installation of thirteen striking sculptures celebrates France’s woodland heritage and ongoing preservation efforts. The handful of selected works, chosen from an open call that received more than 300 applications from 33 different countries, highlights both local artists and international creatives.

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How do you craft a typeface that reflects a design studio? XYZ Type shares its wisdom

Its Nice That

The digital foundry talks us through its design for Polymode sans, a variable typeface that tweaks and kerns to Polymode Studios’ ever evolving graphic identity and practice.

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A Transitional Housing Development is 3D Printed on an Alberta Reserve

Azure Magazine

Roughly 12 months after breaking ground, the largest 3D printed housing development in Canada, Kakatoosoyiists, or Star Lodges in Blackfoot, is ready to welcome 16 members of the Siksika Nation in need of transitional housing. Kakatoosoyiists’s four lodges are laid out on a site that resembles an urban cul-de-sac, standing in contrast with the grasslands that surround the Siksika 146 reserve, in Southern Alberta’s Treaty 7 territory — a landscape that’s been essential to the survival of the Blac

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How to Create Stunning Typography With the Corel Type Tool Kit

Download this free eBook to learn how you can create stunning typography, using the basics, such as placing text, to advanced controls like ligatures, variable fonts, effects, tracking, range kerning, and everything in between. Learn how to: Use Character Control to add variety to your font styles. Use Paragraph Control to manage spacing, alignment, justification and more.

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2700 House by IGArchitects

This is Paper

The 2700 House by IGArchitects ingeniously transforms a narrow plot in Saitama, Japan into a dynamic living space, showcasing innovative design that harmonizes interior and exterior elements within a minimalist concrete structure.

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“Stay proactive and start using that power you have”

Its Nice That

Starting from scratch in a new city is a big leap of faith. Alex Bec shares strategies for building connections and gaining experience in London’s creative industry in this week’s Creative Career Conundrums.

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What is Generative AI in Call Centers?

Noupe

Generative AI is generally referred to as the new and advanced application of artificial intelligence that can generate new content, responses, and much more in the blink of an eye simply by utilizing the grounds on which it has been trained. In the case of call centers or contact centers, generative AI assists agents in improving customer support service and increasing customer satisfaction by helping agents resolve customer queries as quickly as possible. 1.

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HP Omen Transcend 14 review: next-gen gaming laptop is a creative pocket rocket

Creative Bloq

Combining an Intel Core Ultra processor with GeForce graphics, the HP Omen Transcend 14 suits both gamers and creatives.

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Web Design for All: Accessibility, Inclusivity and Beyond

Speaker: Eden Spivak, Design Expert and Editor at Wix & Nir Horesh, Accessibility Lead and Senior Product Manager at Wix

When we design products or websites for people like ourselves, there are many others who are, as a result, left out. From visually impaired users who rely on assistive technology, to people with a temporary injury such as a broken arm, tech users are forever diverse and beautifully unique. The products we design can, and should, reflect the extremely wide range of human experiences and needs.